Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

And another one's gone...Magic Cookie took me off her blog list. Sniff. Well, I was honored to be on there at any point, so thanks CM for helping me get started and putting me on there for a while. I can't really complain about getting the boot. I've essentially been offline for months, and I've abandoned the lawyer-esque musings that I once posted here. Not that I don't think about it still, but the reality is so distant from the wanting that it's self-defeating for me to continue to ruminate in that manner. This space has morphed into a mommy-blog by this point, because parenting issues are still very meaningful to my day-to-day reality and because they're pretty safe to blog about publicly. I don't want to write a mommy-blog, really, but I also don't want to overshare (gasp! gawd forbid!) all my angst and marital stuff and job stuff, etc.

OK, I really DO want to overshare, but I'm getting smarter about suppressing that desire.

Anyhoo... (and yes, I like spelling it that way...anywho? why would you use "anywho"?...seriously, the point of "anyhoo" is that you are making up a silly phonetic representation of anyway/anyhow/nevertheless/moving on/so-as-I-was-about-to-say, etc. It is NOT anywho.)

This underscores a truth about blogging: you get out of it what you put into it. I like that about blogging. It's a meritocracy.

But I am sad to be dumped by CM. She started this blog, really. I am indebted to her. Her kindness and openness and willingness to mentor and answer questions made a big impression on me. I wouldn't be here without her. She's amazing. As you will discover if you read her.


CM said...

Yikes. I didn't mean it to be any commentary on you or your blog -- once every few months I do a sweep and take relatively inactive blogs off my public list (but still keep them on my private RSS feed list in case they come back). I will happily re-list you if you like, and I'm still reading.

Juliet said...

For better or worse, we all tend to gravitate to the over-share. ;)

And three cheers for Magic Cookie!

gudnuff said...

CM - Hi!!! Ah shucks, to be on your RSS feed is good enough for me. Especially if you honor me with a comment every once in a while.

Juliet - thanks for understanding and yes, 3 cheers indeed!

Patois said...

Is being taken off the blogroll the same as being unfollowed on Twitter or unfriended on FB?

CM said...


Butterflyfish said...

Have to agree with CM -- totally not the same. I follow the RSS of dozens of more blogs than I list on my blog for two reasons. The first is the same as CMs. The second is that it is easier to ADD a new blog to my CSS than to add it to the blog. So I'll follow for a while until I get the notion to update what's on the blog.

Anyway, I still read too, glad you're posting even if only occasionally